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jail. i am just surprised, pleasantly. happy. >> reporter: he hopes reverend jerold linder will be charged for perjury. >> we got reverend jerold linder purging himself. he might go to jail for something. >> reporter: the district attorney defended the prosecution of william lynch. >> this is about rearrange outside of the law. -- revenge outside of the law. >> this brought closure. i found a voice that i didn't have and feel like i can have peace and get on with my life. >> reporter: the district attorney has one week to decide if it wants to retry william lynch. we will have more reaction at 6:00. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we have continuing coverage
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of the william lynch trial on our website, www.ktvu.com, click on the priest assault tab. firefighters say a bus caught fire today but no one was hurt thanks to the quick actions of the bus driver. it happened after 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. the driver saw smoke coming from under the hood of the bus. >> pulled over. opened the hood and flames just started coming out. i rushed everyone off the bus, called 911. >> officials say they were impressed by how quickly the driver got the passengers off the bus. investigators say the bus was serviced and they think that may have triggered a failure. a huge traffic back up on the lower deck of the bay bridge because of a crash that lead to shots being fired and tonight we have new details on the suspect.
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ktvu's cara liu is here now with what she learned from authorities. >> reporter: we have learned new things about the man blamed for a traffic night mare here on the bay bridge. he is a 29-year-old man on patrol. as you can see the traffic is moving again normally. but because of this guy thousands could not get out of the city for hours. >> reporter: the crash snarled traffic for hours, making a mess of the morning commute. the man dehind the wheel of the crashed -- behind thetually of the crashed car is antonio robertson. a mess of the morning commute for thousands on the bay bridge. >> i have to get to work. >> i am already late for work. >> reporter: [ inaudible question ] >> of course. i got patients.
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>> reporter: according to chp the car sped past an officer eastbound on the bay bridge and went into the railing. they tried to help the two people in the car. >> they attempted to render aid. the vehicle tried to flee the scene-there was a shooting. -- scene, there was a shooting. the vehicle became disabled. >> reporter: police say one officer fired at the us -- fired that suspects and the suspect fired at officers before throwing his gun over the edge into the water. >> reporter: both were hurt in the crash out here and taken to the hospital. he is likely to face felony dui and weapons charges. live from the bay bridge, cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. police are trying to collect surveillance video for clues into a deadly hit and run
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into a bicyclist. it happened at 9:30 p.m. last night. police say the driver hit the bicyclist and dragged him more than 1then feet. he -- than 100 feet. car is a older dark colored sedan. one witness said it looked like the driver did it on purpose. we will hear more coming up in a live report on ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. the chp said it dui crack down resulted in dozens of arrests. in the bay area, they made 80 arrests for the forth of july holiday. last year it lasted four days and resulted in 251 arrests. statewide 479 arrests this year. in 2011, 1500 arrests. officers note because the holiday was on a wednesday
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there they have been fewer people who drank. police determined a suspicious package did not pose a threat after it prompted street closures. it was reported at 12:30 p.m. this afternoon. officers shut down streets, service was disrupted on money. police say -- muni. police say during the investigate people received orders to shelter in place. the sheriff's put off a recommendation to put off sexual harassment against pablo sandoval. a woman accused him of assaulting her. the sheriff's department was expected to make a recommendation to the district attorney this week but a spokeswoman said new
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information delayed the report. police arrested five people. the five include kathy le, 41, george dac nguyen, 72, jennifer ngo, 63, charles nguyen, 25, and margaret ngo, 27. investigators say the victim suffered from disorders and the defendants beat them and allowed them to bathe only once a month. authorities removed 45 dogs from the home on two visits. the sanitation district is collect water samples from the creek following the sewage spill. a pump malfunction caused 200 gallons of raw sewage to spill into the creek. the problem has been fixed but they are continuing to test the creek water for contamination. the district paid $1.5 million for dozens of sewage releases over three years. in sacramento a boy was
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shot and killed last night in a drive-by shooting. who the instended target may have been -- intended target may have been. the boy's father grieved where her son was shot and killed. this boy killed while riding home from a night of watching francisco f -- from watching fireworks. investigators say the suv that the father was driving was riddled with a dozen gun shots. the boy was struck multiple times. >> he was innocent. shot 5 bullets into my grandson. >> reporter: investigators still are not releasing details about suspects or a description of the shooter's car. investigators believe the boy's father was likely the target and they are investigating possibly gang ties.
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when approached the father said this. >> i don't want to say nothing. >> reporter: family members are pleading with anyone who they know who killed this young boy to please come forward. >> you got my nephew. you got him and you have kids, you should know. you should know you don't do that. you don't hurt kids. >> reporter: family members say the father is not a member of a gang. regardless, when the father came to this spot this afternoon, he looked skyward and said my actions led to this. in sacramento, ktvu channel 2 news. the search continues for a mountain lion that attacked a man in nevada. california department of fish and game comed an area near the -- combed an area near the river where the man was attacked. how is now recovering. authorities are using dogs and
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motion censor cameras to try and locate the mountain lion that is believed to have attacked that man. judge set bail for george zimmerman at a million dollars. he killed trevon martin. last month the judge revoked bail after his wife lied about how much money they had. he is charged with second degree murder. police say citations for illegal fireworks were double what they were last year. safe and sane fireworks are legal in union city but not the kind that blow up or fly in the air. officers responded to 69 fireworks calls on the forth of july and sited 15 people. union city had three fireworks related fires but there were no fireworks related injuries. coming up next, police
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didn't make any arrests last night when it comes to illegal fireworks but they are calling last night a success and we will explain why. >> most of the bay area cleared out nicely this afternoon, coming up, where the fog will be tomorrow morning and the temperature change you can expect for your friday. finish like a pro with cabot wood stains. cabot...that's pro.
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and in schools, replacing full-calorie soft drinks with lower-calorie options. with more choices and fewer calories, america's beverage companies are delivering. in oakland last night so many people were shooting off fireworks it was hard to tell some were illegal fireworks. police consider their efforts last night a success. ktvu's patty lee has more. >> reporter: if you walk outlet of this station -- out of this station you could hear them going off. they collected a lot of this illegal fireworks, nothing in this barrel is safe and sane fireworks and even though most of the action was last night a lot of the problems are still going on today.
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we want to tell you, there are about 100 pounds of black powder in these barrels. >> reporter: it is july 5 but as you can see and hear the fireworks are still popping in oakland. it doesn't compare to last night. a light show as spectacular as it was illegal. >> you probably should have walked down the street. >> reporter: police declared their new tactics a success, despite making no arrests. >> we had our shot spotter technology, special units for fireworks and gunfire. that worked effectively last night. >> reporter: success is measured in how safe it keep as community. >> we didn't have anyone
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injured or killed by gunfire. that is a success. >> reporter: for many here in oakland it is unthinkable that police might arrest people for celebrating independence day, especially when oakland no longer has show of its own. >> reporter: shot spotter picked up 80 gun shots and 400 fire cracker activations over 5 minutes around 10:30 p.m. last night. how big this problem and how large that show was last night. patty lee, ktvu channel 2 news. there was another morning spectaccal in oakland, this -- spectacle in oakland. these pictures were taken at 1:00 a.m. this morning. the flames were 20 feet into
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the air but firefighters had them out quickly. no word on the cause of the fire. firefighters spent all day keeping an eye on a smoldering fear. residents heard illegal fireworks before flames broke out last night. people say they are angry and they hope investigators find out whoever set off the fireworks. firefighters are concerned about slower response time because of station closures. firefighters say bottle rockets set off a grass fire last night. 3/4 of an acre burn. the flames trapped a father and his two young children briefly. teen suffered injuries after falling from the roof of a school. police were called to the school shortly after 12:30 a.m. this morning. a 19-year-old man fell 20 feet
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into the court yard. he was rushed to the hospital and unconscious. investigators say he was with friends hoping to watch fireworks from the roof. it is possible alcohol was involved. thousands of people who showed up for fireworks in san diego were left wanting more after a glitch caused a problem with the fireworks show. last night's planned 20 minute show burned up all at once. and went off minutes before the scheduled opening. the producers apologized saying they are working to figure out what caused the show to be launched in 15 seconds. officials say no one was injured. a lock for president obama. a poll out today shows among the likely voters 55% say they will vote for president obama.
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37% said they would vote for mitt romney. president obama has a lead in the post pallulous areas. -- populous areas. mitt romney leads in the morn region of the state and southern california outside of los angeles. mitt romney's wife is suggesting he is considering choosing a woman as his running mate. speculation is high on who he will choose, he set a deadline for sometime before next month's republican nation convention. the abuse of the disabled parking placards is getting worse in san francisco. a police task force is supposed to check for abuses but enforcement hasn't kept up. fog this morning led to
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delays at san francisco international airport tonight. there are no fog related delays at this air but earlier it triggered their air flow program that prompted delays. officials canceled the program at 11:00 a.m. this morning. lot of people still off for this long forth of july week. mark tamayo is here now. >> very nice afternoon. the clouds this morning cleared out and temperatures, relief today. cooler compared to yesterday. right now you heard the fog problems this morning,sfo, right now clear skies out there for the bay area, maybe a few patches near the shoreline. we don't have the fog but we have wind, fairfield, winds sustained 25 miles per hour. here is a check on the
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temperatures across the country. right now 102 degrees in st. louis and washington, d.c. mid- 90s. compare that to here. here is a look at the 5:00 numbers. 70s fairfield, concord, livermore. san francisco 60 degrees. forecast model, clear skies right now. the fog is on the increase tonight and tomorrow morning. it could be the dense pattern, especially coast side. warm air developing, pushing the fog closer to the surface and a drop off in visibility. into the afternoon hours we are expecting clearing skies. over night lows will be chilly. look that north bay, 49 degrees. napa 50. san francisco 52. san jose 53 degrees. the fog targeting the coast. partly cloudy skies inland.
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microclimates tomorrow afternoon, in full force, san francisco, 60 degrees. as we move this across the bay, temperatures warming up. inland numbers back up into the upper 70s to 80 degrees, concord. warmest locations, low 80s. . coming up when these neighborhoods will be back up to the 90s. it doesn't sound right, a lifeguard fired after saving a drowning man and now the change of heart the bosses had. >> and the coast guard swung into action, more details on the rescue of a kayaker on san francisco bay.
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>> reporter: the coast guard risk -- the coast guard rescued a kayaker today. the chopper was on hand as they brought him to shore. there is no word on what caused him to call for help. in 20 minutes we will hit the water with oakland police as they look to clean up the east oakland boxing owe -- the oakland stitchery. a lifeguard fired for saving a man has been offered his job back but he isn't going
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to return. tomas lopez was working for a lifeguard company north of tampa on monday when he spotted a man struggling in the waters outside of the coverage area. he went in to save him, the company fired him saying he violated their policy. >> if i see someone and i have the ability to help them, i am not going to help them, i am not going to worry about jurisdiction. >> in a statement the company said it has the policy because of liability problems. investigators issued a report on the crash of a air france flight. they blame the 2009 crash on faulty equipment and lack of pilot training when it comes to surprise situation. the two pilots never understood the plane was in a stall. 228 people died when the plane
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plunged into had atlantic. the ocean explorer helped locate the bodies of two pilots shot down last month. pictures were released today. he found the bodies yesterday. pakistan is allowing nato supply trucks to across the boarder -- to cross the board to afghanistan. pack tan reope -- pakistan reopened later this week after u.s. officials apologized for a air strike that killed soldiers. a new allegation in the case of suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi. what a politician says city hall asked him to do. >> there are jobs available and hiring has gone up. there are differences in the
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new work place, we will explain them, still ahead. and hot, hearty sub. like the toasty big hot pastrami melt. get to your local subway for some dinnertime deliciousness tonight. subway. eat fresh.
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complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >> yet another potentially major development in the suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi case. a accusation mayor ed lee was going to give ross mirkarimi another job if he agreed to step down. ktvu's david stevenson tells us the person making that claim is a former politician. >> reporter: it is another twist in the case. >> reporter: mayor ed lee is underfire after this testimony at last week's ethic's commission hearing for suspended san francisco sheriff
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ross mirkarimi. >> i don't recall offering ross mirkarimi any job. >> reporter: he said he was asked to tell ross mirkarimi he could have a new job if he resigned at sheriff. he was unable to confirm that. his office said he is traveling. he said i understood he was making a offer on behalf of the mayor. >> so you never authorized them to convey to ross mirkarimi if he would step down you would give him another job? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: they are aligned with ross mirkarimi. no second party confirmed the
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allegation. his testimony was 100% truthful. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: attorneys can ask them to testimony. they raised enough money to fly ellana lopez in from venezuela to testify. >> when mayor ed lee can't bring in the main witness it is ridiculous. we said we got to get the money together. the next ethic's commission hearing is set for later this month. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. the highway patrol identified a man who died in a accident. he died at the scene. this happened before 2:00 p.m. on highway 87. he was wearing his seatbelt and
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there was no evidence drugs or alcohol were to blame. police arrested the arrest of david smythe in a deadly stabbing last friday night for the stabbing death of harry clark. no word yet on a motive. police say it does not appear to be gang related. university of california at berkeley police are giving up on their idea of acquiring a armored vehicle. they had applied for a grant from homeland security saying it would be useful for times when officers face gunfire but he said it would not be the best choice in a university setting and the mayor of berkeley said it would not be in keeping with the city's values. >> reporter: the state assembly passed a plan that would allow construction to begin on the california's high-speed rail project. the governor put forth the plan yesterday for $4.5 billion with
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$700 million of that to electrify the cal train tracts on the peninsula. the first california's high- speed rail tracks would be laid in the central valley. the bill goes to the senate tomorrow. the nation's largest payroll services company say employers increased hiring last month. companies hired 176,000 new employees. and better than the 136,000 new hires in may. initial unemployment claims dropped by 14,000 last week. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar joins us live with more on this unemployment outlook. >> reporter: the outlook is this, with more than 2 million californians struggling to find a job, we still have our work cut out for us. >> reporter: the outlook
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improved here. >> we are seeing some signs of life. the bottom has been reached. the more and more job sikh learning something, when they -- job seekers are learning someone, when they feel these out. >> reporter: numerous jobs are being blended into one. >> back to school and now i can schedule and use the microsoft program. i am able to do both now. >> you have to have more skills now to get a better job. you have to have more skills. >> reporter: another danger, oughtimation of many job -- automation of many jobs. >> they bought a software package and now they bring in one person.
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>> reporter: university of california at berkeley experts says there is another whammy out there. >> europe doesn't drive into a ditch. second, our congress doesn't go over a cliff. or a combination of those two things. >> reporter: having a job that can't be off sourced, washing a car or other service jobs, is also very helpful in this economy, consumer editor tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. stocks ended the day mixed after a weak report on retail sales. the dow is down 47 to 12,896. the nasdaq is up .04 at 2,976. the s&p is down 6 at 1,367. mortgage rates hit a all time low. the average rate for 30 year dropped to 3.62% this week. down from 3.66 last week.
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15 year mortgage averages 2.89%. down from 2.94 last week. country wide mortgage gave out thousands of lower interest loans to buy influence in washington, d.c. among those receiving the loans between 1996 and 2008, members of congress, staff members, white house employees and workers at fannie mae and freddy mac. the pool of candidates hoping to become yahoo's new ceo has come down to two men. they tagged the interim ceo and hulu ceo as the two finalists for the job. scott thompson was fired in may. a warning tonight for thousands -- hundreds of
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a japanese panel concluded that last year's fukushima melt
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down was a preventible man made disaster. they accused accused the government ofclusion and avoid -- of collusion and avoiding safety improvements that would have prevented the melt down. they released the findings in a report and that reports recommends a permit over sight committee to ensure they carry out measures to prevent another reaccurse. the dns changer malware, a virus that hit computers last year and although there is a fix in place, that fix expires on monday. warnings about the problems have been all over facebook and google and internet service providers sent notices notices and the fbi set up a website.
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google home page is phasing out i-google. it allows people to create a mustmized -- customized home page. the shut down comes 8 years after google started it to draw people to the search engine. an animal rescue organization launched a new program today aimed at finding new cats a home. they are offering a chance to adopt adult cats for free. typically the fee is $50. >> there is always a big need to find homes. >> volunteers worked with all of these cats and created a detailed profile on the
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animals. the program runs through july 22 and only applies to cats that are six months or older. let's talk about our weather now. beautiful day out here. over tomark tamayo -- over to mark tamayo. >> the timing of the next warming trend coming up and the hottest day of the up coming weekend.
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oakland police did something they haven't done in
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50 years. >> tara moriarty shows us what was behind this renewed effort. >> reporter: police are not just trying to clean up the streets they are targeting the water ways. >> a lot of vessels sunk. >> reporter: tagging up to 30 sunken boats. >> creating a environmental hazard. >> reporter: some of the boats are ones people sunk on purpose. >> lot of these folks living here are out there in the middle of the night getting on land and stealing copper or equipment. >> that is not your boat. >> they are targeting the riffraff. >> i was pulling quite a bit up. >> reporter: how much money could you get from that?
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>> it is like -- like $600 a load. >> salvaging? [ laughter ] >> they -- this boat was not to be salvaged and they knew it. >> reporter: thieves broke on to their boat and sank it. >> it was heart wrenching. they went to the center board and sawed that out. >> reporter: she is happy they are cleaning up. if they can secure a $1.3 million grant, cleaning up will begin next year. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. the police chief plans to ask for more officers. the chief prepared a plan in which he will ask to add one officer a year for the next 5 years and he plans to release
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the plan next month. the city plans to add two officers. officials will be sending 250 inmates a year to local jails. they are revising their number due to a miscalculation. they say inmates convicted of various weapons charges and check and food stamp fraud will be those transferred. those crimes should have been included when the law took effect. >> reporter: the fda will crack down on companies that sell versions of a pain killer that has not passed ruview. oxycodone has the potential to cause abuse and death. the fda reviews the drugs to make sure they are safe but some companies don't follow the rules but others marketed for years without fda clearance. >> reporter: the protection you
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get -- the protection you get from the sun in a bottle may soon be available in a bottle. coral has a barrier to uv radiation. it is 5 years away from development but they are also working on an implant that increases melanin in your skin. for centuries the waters of the dead sea have been known for their benefits. it contains sea salts with healthy minerals now a doctor is using the salts for something else, they can help people with sinus problems. plushes out the sinuses increases mucus production and inflammation and the salts are natural and non-addictive. breathing problems from
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sleep apnea are worse in the winter time. sleeping patients stopped breathing more in the winter, they are not sure why, though. could be the colder air or particles in the air from heaters. it is beautiful out there. great week so far. >> perfect. not too hot. not too cold. nice forecast for today and tonight. changes, though for, the weekend. warming trended to talk about. right now on the maps, the clouds are off shore. but we have a breeze and as a result those winds transport the fog closer to the coast and to the bay as we head into the over night hours. as far as temperatures. temperatures from this afternoon, lower 60s in pacifica and san francisco to
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the 80s. few 80s towards antioch and morgan hill. most neighborhoods coming down. cooling for today. for tonight, mostly clear skies, gusty winds. tomorrow morning fog, clearing back to near the coast line and the weekend, a warming trend, especially sunday. here is why, high pressure continues to strengthen, this moves in for the weekend. tonight, more fog on the increase, weekend changes will be with a temperature warm up. with that, this is the temperature spread by sunday, by sunday, morning fog for the beaches, upper 60s. inland low 90s. forecast model. tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m., coast side and around the bay and it could be locally dense. clouds clear to near the coast,
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partly cloudy skies. this orange links up with the 80s. we will have more 80s in the forecast tomorrow. look at the numbers, santa rosa 81. fairfield 85 degrees. vallejo 70s. upper 60s to lower 70s. inland, more 80s. concord, antioch. san jose, high of 80. fremont 70s. san francisco, clouds in the morning and around sfo dense fog. possibility of airport delays but clearing into the afternoon. five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view. the weekend approaching. temperatures up into saturday and by sunday. the warming continues into next week with the temperatures inland into the low to mid-90s. at least we have options in the bay area with the 60s that beaches. that will be the relief spot. >> when we hit the 90s is that
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where we should be. is in. >> maybe a little above. it has been abnormally cool but temperatures swinging the other direction next week. >> thank you. fisherman got a great story -- fishermen got a great story to tell, the huge shark they caught and san francisco police have had officers on horse back for 138 years, what their now wearing for the very first time. . or how to get great prices on things you need. we know you look around for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now, peaches grown right here in california are just 77 cents a pound. get a super low price on tide. $10.99 for 100 ounces. yoplait yogurt is just 50 cents. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life.
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fisherman in southern california have one big fish tale to tell. a 800-pound shark they caught. it took at least six men to lift that shark out of the water. it is most likely a short fin shark. they are known for aggressive behavior. the san francisco police joined the ranks of bike riders and motorcyclist when it comes to wearing a helmet. this is the first year in the last 138 years that helmets have been part of their uniform. the change was prompted by an injury of an officer who fell off his horse a few years with ago. >> it is a safety thing.
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god forbid i ever come off the morse, it will protect me. >> and it sends a good message to kids. the officer of jesse jackson, jr. said he is at a medical facility. last month the office revealed he was on medical leave of absence. officials say his condition is more serious. his office says that recently they learned he has been grappling with certain physical and emotional challenges for a long period of time. >> reporter: the coroner released the identity of a man whose body was found yesterday. the body was discovered yesterday. investigators say he was a transient. they pulled the body from the
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river around 4:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon. no word on how he died. they are investigating. some people along the gulf of mexico in louisiana say they noticed a foam on the waters. a pilot doing fish surveys took these pictures three weeks ago 25 miles off shore. they asked officials officials for a explanation but haven't gotten one. a company was conducted a drill but sprayed only water. coming up in 7 minutes, two more people charged in the shooting death of a suspected pimp, how prosecutors say they are involved. >> and a new casino is sitting empty in san jose. when the casino is expected to open its doors.
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cheers outside the san jose court house where william lynch was acquitted of beating up a priest. hear the emotional words from william lynch. >> and two more people charged in the killing of a pimp, how prosecutors they the pair was
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involved. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. >> good evening. i am. i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> it was an emotional day as a jury acquitted william lynch, the man on trial for beating a former priest who molested him. ktvu's robert handa spoke to him who said the verdict brought him a sense of closure. robert? >> reporter: right now the family and the supporters are celebrating, though it will be hard to match the scene that took place here when william lynch walked out victorious. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: william lynch celebrated at the end of his trial, he was charged with beating up reverend jerold linder, william lynch claimed reverend jerold linder raped in in 1975. the jury found him not guilty. and the jury dead

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